Air Tanzania has announced plans to launch direct flights will launch direct flights to Nairobi, Bujumbura and Lubumbashi in November this year.
The airline says it will operate two daily flights from Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam to Nairobi, with effect from 26th November 2021.
The airline will then start flying to Burundi starting from 8th November 8, in addition to operating three flights a week to Ndola in Zambia and the eastern DR Congo city of Lubumbashi, respectively, starting 18th November 2021.
Air Tanzania is the flag carrier airline of Tanzania, based in Dar es Salaam with its hub at Julius Nyerere International Airport. It currently operates 12 domestic routes, namely Zanzibar, Arusha, Kilimanjaro, Mwanza, Geita, Bukoba, Kigoma, Mpanda, Mbeya, Tabora, Dodoma, and Songea.
Internationally, the airline flies to Uganda, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Comoros, India, and China.
The airline recently acquired two Airbus A220-300 aircraft with a capacity of 132 passengers and take-off weight of 68.9 tonnes, raising its fleet of A220s to four, and boosting its plan to introduce more international routes.